NATIONAL COASTWATCH HAVE BEEN GRANTED USE OF THEIR OWN DEDICATED RADIO CHANNEL BY OFCOM.
CHANNEL 65 IS NOW IN FULL USE AT NELLS POINT.
ALL WATCHKEEPERS AT NELLS POINT HOLD THE RYA SHORT RANGE VHF RADIO CERTIFICATE.
NELLS POINT IS THE FIRST NCI STATION TO ACHIVE THIS CERTIFICATE FOR ALL WATCHKEEPERS.
Welcome to NCI Nells Point (Barry Island) lookout station
Nells Point Coastwatch station was the first NCI Station established on the Welsh coast. It is built on the site of a derelict Coastguard
With funding from the National Assembly, the Vale of Glamorgan Council rebuilt the Station to a very high standard.
The official hand over and opening ceremony took place on the 16th of Febuary 2007,The first watch took place on Saturday 17th
NCI Nells Point is situated on Barry Island on the costal path between Whitmore Bay and Jacksons Bay.
The station overlooks the busy Bristol Channel and from the watch tower we have views of the Somerset coast line from Weston Super Mare in the east, taking in the island of Flat Holme and Steep holme,To Forland point on the Devon coast in the west
All commercial traffic bound for Barry, Cardiff, Newport, and all ports in and around Bristol pass by Nells Point. Pilots for commercial traffic using the Upper Bristol Channel are based at Barry harbour.